How to Turn Your Employees Into Networking Powerhouses
Networking – it’s what we do and by we, I’m referring to salespeople, business owners and pretty much any employee with bottom-line revenue responsibility. It’s acknowledged that although effective networking takes time and effort, the rewards are there just as long as you keep at it. But networking doesn’t have to be limited to “C” […]
What to do about Workplace Bullying
(Originally published Sep. 24, 2014) What comes to your mind when you hear the word “bullying?” Brats in the playground, pushing and shoving on the school bus or perhaps it’s the online flaming that has generated so much press in the last few years. But bullying in the workplace, nah, it didn’t come to mind, […]
How to Curtail Office Rumors and Gossip
What’s going on in the office? They’re up to something and I think they might be planning a layoff. Did you hear about John? I hear he’s getting a divorce. I think they’re going to move the office. I can’t afford to travel any longer than I do now so I think I’m going to […]
Do Women Manage Differently Than Men?
There is great debate and many opinions about the role of gender in the workplace, especially as it pertains to the role of Managers. Rather than make a case for which gender is better, I think it is more productive to look at the key differences in the management styles of men versus women. Of […]
Turning Lemons Into Lemonade: What Happens If You Can’t Make the Juice?
At some point it happens to every business owner. You hire a new employee and expect that this person is going to do an excellent job. (You put in a lot of time and effort to make this hire, too!) But after just a short time, you begin to notice signs that your “promising employee” […]
What to Do When Your Employee Isn’t Working Out
The first signs are there: Their work isn’t being executed quite as well as you expected. (Okay, it’s borderline inferior.) Their attendance and punctuality leave much to be desired. They don’t seem in sync with the culture in the office. This is the moment you detest; that moment when you question whether to “pull the […]
Are Your Employees Engaged or Empowered?
Most business owners know that the employees are key to a company’s success. As a matter of fact, they are the most important asset in your business! Staffing at all levels must be actively engaged in the company and stand by the services it provides to clients, as well as empowered to get things done […]
Generation X: How to Train and Manage Them
Today’s Human Resources conundrum is that an army of Millennials are joining the workforce while so many Baby Boomers are staying employed past retirement age. And let’s not forget about Generation Y/Z and their supreme tech fluency! Could it be that we’ve forgotten about Generation X, the folks stuck woefully in between? For those who […]
Back to Basics – Key Executive Concerns
The business world has experienced massive, unprecedented change over the past few years. The rush to mobile, the rise of ecommerce and the do-more-with-less attitude is noticeable in nearly all industries. Within this altered corporate environment, business owners have developed a new list of EXECUTIVE CONCERNS. Despite these recent challenges, however, successful business owners are […]
Just Because It Worked in the Past…Should You Still Be Doing It? (Change Can Be Good!)
Savvy business owners know that to be successful over the long term they must evolve to changing times. That’s just the way it is – as the market and demand for products and services changes, so too must the business in order to thrive not just survive! For instance: Do you use a Manual or […]